A very buttery chicken dish from Albania.

Gjellë me arra (Chicken with walnuts)
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:676
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:21st January 2013

Best recipe review

A lovely mixture


especially with Jess's walnuts!



Printable 🖨 shopping 🛒 list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe


  1. Heat some oil in a pan and cook the chicken over a medium heat until cooked.
  2. Remove the chicken and keep warm in a covered, hot dish.
  3. Put the flour in another pan and dry-cook until it becomes light brown in colour the add half of the butter (about 55 g).
  4. Stir in the walnuts, garlic, and the egg yolks.
  5. Add the juices from the other saucepan and sauté until all the ingredients thicken.
  6. Then immediately remove from the heat to prevent the egg yolks from solidifying and stir in the chicken.
  7. Melt the remaining half of the butter and cook until brown.
  8. Divide the chicken into servings and pour the browned butter over the top.


Veal is a good alternative to chicken.

Chef's notes

I would use the smallest amount of olive oil you can get away with when cooking the chicken, otherwise the dish will be swimming in fat.

I made this for 2 people using 2 large chicken breasts, 6 fat garlic cloves, about 50gm of butter, a little extra olive oil in the sauce and 3 or 4 tablespoons of hot water (the liquor from cooking the broccoli) to thin the sauce a little.

Serving suggestion

This went very well with spaghetti and broccoli. It had very little sauce, but with a dash of olive oil on the spaghetti it made a very pleasant dish.

Browse Cookipedia's recipes with Pinterest

Almost all of Cookipedia's recipe pictures have now been uploaded to Pinterest which is a very convenient way to browse through them, all in one huge board, or by individual categories. If you're a Pinterest user you'll find this feature useful.

#chicken #butter #oliveoil #walnuts #garlic #broccoli #eggyolks #egg #plainflour #browned #unusualrecipes